The Ladykillers (1955)
Average Rating: 8.5/10
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1955 Wide
Average Rating: 3.9/5
User Ratings: 10,181
Music professor Alec Guinness rents a London flat from sweet old lady Katie Johnson. He tells her that, from time to time, several other musicians will visit in order to rehearse. In truth, Guinness can't play a note, nor can his visitors: he's a criminal mastermind, holding court over a gang of thieves, including the likes of punkish Peter Sellers, homicidal Herbert Lom and punchdrunk Danny Green. The gang uses Guinness' flat as headquarters as they conceive a daring 60,000 pound robbery. After
Jan 1, 1955 Wide
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Nothing else like it.
As directed in a kind of damp, gray color palette by Alexander Mackendrick the film is one of the richest and most carefully-paced of the Ealing comedies.
Director Alexander Mackendrick ... reached a masterful apex of sorts with this wickedly hilarious movie's precise balance of situational comedy and stark murderous callousness.
worthy to see heavily maked-up Guinnes and pre-panther Sellers.
Most of the slapstick set pieces warrant a polite smile rather than a hearty guffaw.
Ridiculously funny dark comedy. Guinness is having way too much fun.
O delicioso humor negro é ainda mais ressaltado pelas ótimas performances de todo o elenco - em especial, de Guinness e Johnson.
The best of the Ealing comedies.
a wonderfully macabre comedy
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